by Tara – Birth Mother, Social Worker
Many mothers who are considering giving their child up for adoption often turn to an adoption agency for help with their decision. What most do not know is that both an adoption agency and an adoption attorney, referred to as Adoption Entities in Florida, can help you with your decision to place your child for adoption. They can help you with information to make the best decision you can make for your child, ensure you receive counseling and medical care, help you find the perfect adoptive family and provide emotion and financial support, including living expenses.
Adoptive families who adoption lawyers place with must have the same home studies that an agency would require. Families have the same screening and education. In Florida, adoptive parents are required to have a completed homestudy. Florida law and administrative code set the requirements for the homestudy.
Attorney Madonna Finney is one of 28 Board Certified Adoption Lawyers in Florida, considered an expert in adoption. She is the only Board-Certified Adoption Lawyer in the panhandle of Florida and has over 25 years of experience in adoption. Mrs. Finney’s office employs both professional and social work staff experienced in adoption, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers as well as Bachelor level social workers.
Some parents feel that working with an agency is the only option when considering continued support after placing their child for adoption. Both an agency and an attorney can provide continued support to birth parents. The Law Office of Madonna Finney continues communication with birth parents after the fact, as well, provides a birth mother support group that all mothers can participate in.
Whether you choose to work with an agency or an attorney, both entities should support whatever decision that you make and guide you through this decision for the benefit of you and your child. Both an agency and an attorney can assist with birth parent counseling before, during and after your adoption to help in your decision and to help you prepare and manage any grief you may experience. Ultimately, you get to make the decision to place your child privately or through an agency. Should you choose to parent your child, The Law Offices of Madonna Finney support your decision and can link you to other resources to help with your decision.
Should you have any questions about placing a child using an adoption attorney, or if you just have questions in general about adoption as an option, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are available to speak with you 24/7. Call or text us at (850)308-1836. There is never any cost to you.